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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

City holding two forums on Obamacare this Wednesday and next

Residents will be offered help on Obamacare.

With the deadline for enrollment in Obamacare fast approaching, Plainfielders
who have yet to make their move are being offered some timely help by Mayor Adrian Mapp in the form of two information sessions being held this Wednesday and next. Below is the press release from the mayor's office emailed Monday --


Plainfield, NJ – March 17, 2014 – Mayor Adrian Mapp has announced two information sessions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Plainfield residents in partnership with the Urban League of Union County.  The sessions will provide information and offer on-site enrollment.  

“This partnership with the Urban League of Union County provides a valuable service for Plainfielders without health insurance,” said Mapp.  “With the registration deadline of March 31 rapidly approaching, we are reaching out to provide answers to questions about ACA and help those who would like to enroll.”

The two sessions will be held at the Plainfield Public Library on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm.  The session on the 19th will offer an overview of ACA and a question and answer session with Clifton Alexander of the Urban League of Union County.  Mr. Alexander is a Certified Marketplace Navigator.  The second session on the 26th will offer on-site enrollment assistance.

“Over 120,000 New Jerseyans  now have health care coverage through ACA, with many of those enrolled qualifying for federal assistance,” said Mapp.  “These sessions are designed to help our residents answer the questions they may have about their options and to take advantage of the assistance that is available to them.  Ultimately, ACA will help us achieve our goal of a healthier Plainfield.”
I noticed that the press release was not on the city's website as of early Tuesday morning -- not a good sign. And, thinking to check the calendar (see here), it did not appear there either. However, there was a notice on the calendar AND on the site's front page that Mayor Mapp would be leading a budget presentation at the Senior Center on Thursday at 7:00 PM -- this is the first I have heard of it. Note that the Council's postponed March 10 meeting is also being held on Thursday evening at 8:00 PM at the courthouse.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...


Most "folks" don't want it.

Except socialists.